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Curtis Sittenfeld Writing Styles in Eligible

Curtis Sittenfeld
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Point of View

The narrative is written in the third person, past tense, from the perspective of Liz Bennet. No events are depicted in the novel without Liz being present and any important occurrences that take place without Liz are communicated to the reader via text messages, emails, or phone calls that Liz receives. This serves to align the reader with Liz, filtering all of the events in the novel through her perspective and her prejudices. This has the effect of keeping certain key plot twists as a surprise for the reader, because they are also a surprise for Liz: although other characters were aware of Charlotte’s romantic attachment to cousin Willie and the fact that Ham is transgender, the reader is not made aware of these facts until one of these characters chooses to communicate this information to Liz.

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